6-15.1. REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (M1028A2) (Cont).
Side bearing caps (3) are stamped with letters which match letters stamped
on case. Note letters for installation alinement, If side bearing caps are not
stamped, mark side bearings caps and axle housing before removal.
3. Remove 4 bolts (4) and 2 side bearing
Position axle housing spreader (5) with
tool dowels fitted into recesses in axle
housing. Install dial indicator (6) from
edge of axle housing to opposite edge
of axle housing. Ensure that dial
is preloaded. Set dial
indicator to 0,
Axle housing should not be spread
more than 0.015 in. (0.381 mm),
Failure to follow this caution may
cause damage and permanent
distortion to axle housing.
Spread axle housing to 0.015 in.
(0.381 mm). Remove dial indicator